Experience an action pack slice of the first playset in the Radical Heroes Demo! Can you make it to the first checkpoint with your spine intact? Lets hope so! Click the image above to head over to Steam and nab the Demo.
Radical Heroes: Crimson City Crisis Demo is available on Steam Now! We are excited to bring this amazing game to Steam. We encourage you to head over and give the game a try. We hope it makes a worthy addition to your collection, Nestled in with your other favorites.
All of the design pledge tiers will be randomly mashed together by us into a special three playset Kickstarter DLC. The DLC will feature a story by Mad Unicorn Games that will create the fabric that binds all the design pledge tier Kickstarter content together. Placing their story forever in the Radical Heroes universe.
What is Radical Heroes: Crimson City Crisis?
It’s a new take on the tried and true beat’em up formula. First we took everything we loved as kid’s growing up in the 80’s; the video games, action figures, cartoons and arcades. We sat down and thought, how can we merge all of this awesomeness in to one project? Better yet, how can we achieve this being there is only two of us? Well, that’s where Radical Heroes was born!
Radical Heroes is a 3D 8-Bit beat’em up at its core, but that is where the similarities to other beat’em ups end! We have worked very hard to stay true to what made these iconic games so fun and addictive in there raw game play and brilliant simplicity, but have also tried to bring some new ideas to the table.
One big aspect of Radical Heroes is that It is a digital toy line. You have action figures and playsets, and the universe they exist in. You play with the play sets to unlock more figures. This leads to the other big aspect, which is collecting! Each character in Radical Heroes is represented as an action figure and each stage is represented as a play set. Each playset represents one major event in the Crimson City Crisis story line.
The entire story, all six playsets and figures is considered a wave. A wave is one story in the Radical Heroes universe. In this case Diesel's story. The story is told over the course of the six included play sets ending in a final boss battle. As you play through the playsets and eventually complete them, you will unlock the play sets as well as the figures and any secrets you found along the way for your own personal collection to play with whenever you want to. Each and every playset and figure unlocked is also playable in co-op multiplayer mode!
WHAT IS THE STORY OF CRIMSON CITY CRISIS?
The story centers on Diesel, an average dude who wakes up to find the city he loves under attack by a mysterious evil force. Determined to defend everything he holds dear, Diesel must face his destiny and overcome the darkest of foes on his quest to stop the evil from fully engulfing Crimson City before it’s too late!
The evil is manifesting in the streets and only seems to get stronger towards the center of Crimson City. A crisis brews as unstable clowns, street wrestlers, and neon tough guys are the evils manifestation of choice! Around every corner armed with balloon swords, lead maracas and dark matter weaponry these entities mean business. You must find a way to stop them or be destroyed!
THE FIRST WAVE:
In Radical Heroes first wave, Crimson City Crisis (6 play set collection) You play as Diesel an ordinary dude who takes up the task of battling an ancient inter-dimensional evil, bent on ruling the entire universe and just so-happened they make Diesel's home city their first stop! As Darkness spreads violence and terror in Crimson City, all of the city and its surrounding areas are under martial law!
Checkpoints keep the citizens corralled like cattle and you will need precious key card's to get through the labyrinth of knuckle storms before you. Diesel's going to find out It takes bravery and a ton of uppercuts to plow through the mindless hordes and find the source of this evil! Tons of unique locations, enemies, items, weapons and bosses are only a little taste of spoils ahead!
6 MASSIVE PLAY SETS TO UNLOCK:
Each playset has its own distinct personality and Boss. Exotic locations like an alien invasion, haunted grave yard and tropical island all done in a perfect hybrid of the 8-Bit and 3D world. Unique figures, items and secret treasures await those willing to dive in to the playsets to discover the truth behind Crimson City Crisis!
We set out to create a diverse and exciting world for the player to experience. Meaty gameplay abounds as you travel through the Radical Heroes playset's upgrading your figure to it's peak street fighting condition! Insane enemies and Brutal bosses force you to use everything you can possibly find to Survive! We strive to achieve the perfect balance of action by allowing players to choose how and when its time to use a weapon or dish out punishing melee with items switching on the fly!
Each playset in Radical Heroes is broke into three segments. Each segment is separated by checkpoints. Checkpoints require matching key cards in order to pass. Once you pass through a checkpoint your game is saved, you can also pause and save at the main menu anytime. There are also secret checkpoints beyond which hold a wealth of treasure!
Of course at the end of each playset is a Boss Battle! Bosses hold the last key card you need to exit a playset, As well as some much needed cash! Bosses are ruthless and will pull out all the stops! So come prepared... Or don't and pay the price!
OVER 40 ACTION FIGURES TO UNLOCK:
Each of the over 40 action figures comes complete with their own unique weapon. Each figure can also be upgraded based on three categories: speed, strength and defense. There are three classes of action figures to collect: heroes, villains and bosses.
There are also sub sets like the "Pre-Teen G.M.O Karate Frogs" and the "Galaxy Ninja Pajama Force Buddys". These and many other hidden action figures are earned by exploring the six massive playsets. Players will have a blast questing to collect and upgrade all 40+ action figures in their collection.
CLASSIC COMBOS MAKE A RETURN:
Your combat is not just limited to the weapon your action figure comes with, Pull off jaw shattering super moves without being locked to a 2D plain. Bone crushing punches and spine snapping kicks laced with special moves creates a tapestry of knuckle fueled chaos!
Oh, not a street fighter? We have a little something for everyone here! Grab a baseball bat, lead pipe or mail box and send those evil punks a message with force! Nothing melts a Radical Heroes heart faster then seeing evil brought to its knees, then covering it in flaming marshmallows!
If that sounds tame to you then buy a jet-pack and chainsaw hop on a chummy bear and go to work! There are plenty of special moves to learn and many unique Items and weapons at your disposal. You won’t be disappointed!
As you relentlessly kick butts, you earn upgrade points that can be spent in game at any Dragons location to increase your figures speed, strength and defense. Dragons and shops like it appear throughout all six playsets. There are also special items hidden around each stage that unlock temporary and permanent perks, so be on the look out. You never know whats going to fly out of that crazed street wrestler after you crush his face!
Can't find the right weapon... can’t get a street turkey to pop up no matter how many rib cages you shatter! Buy it! Many of the shops in Crimson City offer everything from special moves and weapons to items and health. You never know what you may run across in Crimson City shops!
Radical Heroes sports some sweet co-op multiplayer! Play through single player campaign with three of your friends for intense four player co-op action. Go all out! Players can team up in single player to overcome a tough boss or split up and search out the secrets in your playset! Both are fun for the whole family.
Radical Heroes runs on a custom in house C++ engine. As of now the engine natively outputs stereoscopic 3D or SBS 3D on the fly in real time with custom IPD adjustment and custom IPD restriction solutions. The engine only requires the HMD’s positional data, at this point Radical Heroes still needs work in the positional data area, but that's why we are here. Our custom integrated VR ensures a cohesive experience and compatibility across all HMD’s even with the current lack of positional tracking.
Radical Heroes will benefit from VR by offering something for all players. For those helping to pioneer VR, the 3D effect in Radical Heroes is amazing and the use of colorful pixel art and a fully 3D world really adds that extra pop in perception. Giving early adopters of VR a unique game to get excited about. Radical Heroes will give players the “Holographic effect” so sought after in the mid 80’s & 90’s but could never quite achieve authenticity. In an endearing way this is a love letter to our earliest VR hopes and dreams.
Apogee has a legacy of finding indie developers and working with that talent to bring their creations into the market place. When we first met the two brothers of Mad Unicorn and they were working on such an ambitious project we had to learn more about them and their game.
We could hear the gaming passion in Noah and Moses' voices when they presented Radical Heroes: Crimson City Crisis to us. They spoke just like true gamers who wanted more out of the gaming industry than simply playing games other people made. They wanted to play games they liked when growing up and what better way to do it than to design and develop your own games. We knew instantly that we had to work with this team to get their game released. Apogee Software is proud to put its name next to Mad Unicorn's release of Radical Heroes: Crimson City Crisis.
If you are a fan of retro arcade action, beat'em ups, or fun this is the game you have been waiting to back. Radical Heroes is 80 / 90% finished. Mad Unicorn Games is only my brother and I. We develop Radical Heroes in our spare time with zero budget. All expenses at this time have been out of pocket.
We both work full time jobs, throw family in the mix and were looking at just a few precious hours a week. Radical Heroes is a labor of love and we want to make Radical Heroes into something epic for retro enthusiasts and casual players alike to enjoy. For that, we desperately need your help!
The $25,000 we are asking for would allow us to complete Radical Heroes in a reasonable amount of time, With the core resource needs met to release an amazing game out in to the wild!
We want to thank all of you who support us!
Below is a visual break down of pledge tiers. All design tiers content ideas must fit within the Radical Heroes format and universe. It must not be offensive in nature or distasteful. We reserve the right to refuse any content ideas submitted that we deem unfit for our project! That being said we encourage you to come up with the most imaginative things you can possibly conceive of, just keep it within reason is all we ask.
Any amount above and beyond $25000 will go towards further development set forth in the stretch goals below. If Radical Heroes is your kind of game we encourage you to consider a pledge, tell your friends and remember everyone needs a Hero from time to time...
My brother and I can't thank you enough for believing in us, YOU are our Radical Heroes!
The Kickstarter DLC will be announced and released after the initial release of Radical Heroes on Steam as our focus will remain on the core game until it is released. We appreciate your understanding in the time involved in offering such design pledge tiers. We look forward to working with our fans to help craft a piece of the Radical Heroes universe for all to enjoy.
Risks and challenges
The 25,000 Kickstarter goal will go towards eliminating the following challenges we face:
1. $1750 - Kickstarter Fees: Estimated at a flat 7% of $25000
2. $6250 - Uncle Sam: Estimated at 25% of $25000
This leaves an estimated $17000 for actual expenses, which are:
1. $2500 - Music and Sound: One of the main areas we are lacking in is the music and sound department. We have a couple of opportunities on the table to fix this and with some excellent industry talent no less, but quality does not come cheap. We believe one of the most memorable parts of any game is its music and sound design. This is why it is high on our list.
2. $3500 - Licenses, Legal and surprises! - One can never underestimate the depths of legal advice / services fees, licensing software or Life! As we stated above all of the project has been funded by us as we developed it. We will, In the near future need additional software and tools to finish Radical Heroes that we cannot provide for ourselves without your support.
3. $4000 - Marketing / Social Media: We believe it is essential for the long term success of Radical Heroes, or any game, for as many people as we can possible afford to be exposed to the game before launch. My brother and I simply cannot do this on our own and it is not cheap.
This leaves an estimated $7000 for development time:
Dividing $7000 in two gives my brother and I $3500 a peace to split. This is just short of two months worth of wages a piece. Freeing up more time for my brother and I to develop Radical Heroes quicker. Additional programing, art, Hardware and Software needed to finish the project on time.
The $25,000 we are asking, again (after Taxes, Fees) would allow us to complete Radical Heroes in a reasonable amount of time, with the core resource needs met to release an amazing game out in to the wild!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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